11 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL HACKATHON FOR SOCIAL GOOD
April 28 to April 30, 2023
We are excited to announce the 11th annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good which will focus on one of the most promising technologies of our time, Quantum Computing (QC).
Eleventh Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good focusing on Quantum Computing
We are excited to announce the 11th annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good which will focus on one of the most promising technologies of our time, Quantum Computing (QC). The event will be held in person at NYUAD’s Conference Center from April 28, 2023, to April 30, 2023 (Arriving April 27, 2023, and leaving May 1, 2023).
We plan to arrange and cover the cost of travel, food, hotel, and transportation for all participants.
Since quantum computing is expected to revolutionize the world as we know it, we need to make sure that our hackathon participants are equipped with the necessary skills needed for QC and empower a new generation of students to use the most advanced quantum hardware. Students will utilize these acquired new QC skills for social good and make a positive impact on the future of our society, as quantum computers are capable of solving hard computational problems.
NYUAD is also excited to announce the establishment of the Center for Quantum and Topological Systems. We are hopeful that this Hackathon will provide opportunities for Quantum Computing networking and future research and project collaborations with the NYUAD Center for Quantum and Topological Systems.
We are honored to partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS). We are extremely thankful for their partnership providing access to quantum computing technology via Amazon Braket and for their generous sponsorship of our Hackathon.
We are also thankful to our partner qBraid for managing our access to the quantum computing technology via Amazon Braket, and for generously agreeing to develop a special environment for the NYUAD Hackathon containing all of the packages and dependencies necessary to develop applications during this Hackathon.
We are also excited to partner with Stanford, and Yale QC Hack 2022, The Technology Innovation Institute (TII), The NYUAD Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (IQST), University of Calgary Institute for Quantum Science, Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI).
The NYUAD Hackathon participants will learn about quantum computing and use quantum-based technologies while developing their own solutions and working in cross-disciplinary and diverse global teams. This special Hackathon will be supported by top global Quantum Computing experts from both industry and academia such as Amazon Web Services, Qbraid, Google, Stanford, and Yale QC Hack 2022, The NYUAD Center for Quantum and Topological Systems, University of Calgary Institute for Quantum Science, Quantum Algorithms Institute (Canada), QC researcher for the University Linz, Microsoft, AstraZeneca, IBM, to provide our interdisciplinary hackathon participants with high-level quantum computing education (virtual workshops by mid-march, keynote, and lighting talks during the event), and to mentor teams, and explore along with the students quantum computing solutions to a wide range of challenging projects from machine learning and AI, to physics (complex simulation problems), chemistry, computer science, healthcare, math, to online gaming, security, social sciences and the arts (quantum-generated artwork). We also are proud to receive and accept nominations from the winners of the top quantum computing hackathons such as the MIT IquHacks, and the Stanford and Yale Quantum Computing Hackathon.
During the NYUAD hackathon, we will form cross-disciplinary global teams (5 students per team) building solutions to challenging problems we are facing today using Quantum Computing technologies.
Sana Odeh, Affiliated Faculty, NYU Abu Dhabi, Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Professor of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York.
Our Commitment to Safety
This event will be held in person at NYUAD. While we plan to arrange and cover the cost of travel, food, hotel, and transportation, participant safety is fundamental to everything we do. As the world faces the Delta variant, we must all commit to putting safety first and follow the directions of the local health authority, which may impact our planning and nominated participants. All participants must be vaccinated and also MUST wear a mask at all times during the event. If you are accepted to the NYUAD Hackathon, you also have to provide proof of your vaccinations.
The goal of the NYUAD Hackathon is to promote innovation in computer science and engineering focusing on one of the most exciting topics of our time, Quantum Computing. We will also explore Data Science, machine learning, security, privacy, tech startups and entrepreneurship, and the development of innovative technology for the social good. This event provides an opportunity for students to experience the full cycle of creating a tech startup (sharing and generating ideas, pitching ideas, learning new platforms and programming languages, designing and developing applications, and working with a team). Aside from learning top practices in QC, and software development, students will also get a rare opportunity to be mentored by top leaders in both industry and academia. Also, students create innovative and solution-based technology for social good, which is becoming an important goal for computer scientists worldwide, as the field is now viewed as having created revolutionary innovations in many areas. Hackathon creates opportunities for future international project collaboration, launching startups, and undertaking academic research.